1 THE elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the Truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the Truth;
2 For the Truth’s sake, which dwells in us, and shall be with us forever.
3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from YAHUAH the Father, and from the ADONAI YAHUSHA HA’MASHIACH, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in Truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
5 And now I beseech you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto you, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that YAHUSHA HA’MASHIACH is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antimashiach.
8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
9 Whosoever transgresses, and abides not in the doctrine of MASHIACH, has not YAHUAH. He that abides in the doctrine of MASHIACH, he has both the Father and the Son.
10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him farewell:
11 For he that bids him farewell is partaker of his evil deeds.
12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
13 The children of your elect sister greet you. Amein.